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Assessment framework for the development of the year 1 phonics screening check
This document sets out the specification for the development of the phonics screening check for 2012 and beyond.
In September 2011, the government announced that a new, statutory phonics screening check for all children in year 1 would be introduced during the current academic year. The phonics screening check will be administered during the week commencing 18 June 2012.
The purpose of the phonics screening check will be to confirm that all children have learned phonic decoding to an age-appropriate standard.
The year 1 phonics screening check was piloted in approximately 300 schools in June 2011. Each school in the pilot administered a version of the phonics screening check to their children in year 1.